G2 replace NiP at IEM San Jose

MIRAA
November 5th, 2015 17:55

ESL has announced that G2 will replace Ninjas in Pyjamas at the upcoming IEM San Jose event.

The Swedish giants had received one of the seven invitations to attend the North American event, which will take place in San Jose, California on November 21-22.

NiP CEO Per Lilliefelth justifies the decision to withdraw from IEM San Jose with the team's "long period of playing and travelling", with the players having decided to use the time they would spend in the United States to prepare for upcoming events.


G2 to attend the event in North America 

Replacing NiP will be G2, the surprise package of DreamHack Open Cluj, where they managed to reach the semi-finals before losing to EnVyUs, who would go on to win the event, in a three-game thriller.

Curiously, the news about G2 attending IEM San Jose comes just days after they pulled out of another North American event, the CEVO S8 Finals, due to travel issues, with their spot in the tournament being taken by mousesports.

"Due to a long period of playing and travelling the NiP team has decided to not attend IEM in San Jose as we initially planned," NiP CEO Per Lilliefelth said in a statement.

"The players will remain in Scandinavia and concentrate on coming events.

"We wish all attending teams a great tournament and aim on fighting them in upcoming events instead."

The news about NiP's withdrawal is likely to fuel speculation about the future of the team amid reports that players are owed thousands of dollars in prize money and outstanding salaries.

NiP addressed parts of Breitbart's report, written by Richard Lewis, on Wednesday evening, stating that, while the organisation "has not always been on time", all the players "are fully informed about the scheduled payouts of their prize and sticker money."

The official team list for IEM San Jose now looks as follows:

Denmark TSM France EnVyUs
United States Cloud9 Brazil Luminosity
Poland Virtus.pro CIS Na`Vi
Europe G2 Other iBP CS:GO Cup
#2
shox | 
Denmark Arthrangos 
100% because of lineup changes.
2015-11-05 17:55
seems like it
2015-11-05 17:57
new fnatic pronax coach igl like starix (cause of wrist injury) flusha gtr f0rest olof jw/krimz
2015-11-05 17:58
-jw pls fnatic lost so many rounds because of his stupid yolo actions give forest the awp
2015-11-05 18:00
His wrist is fine now
2015-11-05 18:03
He said on his twitter already that his wrist is fully healed. What the fuck are you talking about
2015-11-05 18:03
Na he hurt it last night I think. Too much fapping
2015-11-05 18:04
Didn't realise he had your mums snapchat
2015-11-05 18:08
you live up to your name my virgin..
2015-11-05 18:45
Sorry unlike 99% of HLTV the last vagina I saw wasn't my mums. Nt tho Virgin, enjoying the sausage fest?
2015-11-05 20:24
what is your damage little boy???
2015-11-05 22:42
either written from phone or annoying use of capital letters
2015-11-06 07:54
Correct use. Learn to write.
2015-11-06 13:13
Why does virgin start out with a capital letter, and also Nt should be NT
2015-11-06 13:25
Because he wanted to emphasize the virgin part. Like in formal letters people address the recipient "You". Also why would it be NT? There's no rule to write shortenings with capitals, afaik.
2015-11-06 14:15
you cant just emphasize virgin lol
2015-11-07 16:12
Even if so, they would still be better with him as coach
2015-11-05 18:24
pronax coach flusha gtr f0rest olof krimz
2015-11-05 18:18
it sounds great
2015-11-05 18:20
ty
2015-11-05 18:25
#177
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World mackzim 
this line up would be insane
2015-11-05 19:54
true
2015-11-05 20:18
#184
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Switzerland coolstorybro 
would be unfair for others :/
2015-11-05 20:52
dreamlineup xD 1337-0 inc
2015-11-05 18:28
i think the reason is that they are bored to read and listen ppl like you :(
2015-11-05 18:24
No, 100% preparing for more important faceit lan
2015-11-05 18:47
Yep.
2015-11-05 19:01
#3
Russia jobs! 
sweeeet!
2015-11-05 17:55
lol
2015-11-05 17:55
#5
Sweden mmF 
kurwa
2015-11-05 17:55
K
2015-11-05 17:55
#7
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Ukraine gungrave 
RIP PIP
2015-11-05 17:55
#8
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom TTHump 
rip nip ayy LMAO
2015-11-05 17:55
nice
2015-11-05 17:55
nip rip
2015-11-05 17:55
#11
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2015-11-05 17:56
#12
Poland miiR 
disband inc
2015-11-05 17:56
who?
2015-11-05 17:56
#14
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Iceland PrTz1 
awwww shieeeeeeeeeeet n1gg4
2015-11-05 17:56
#16
United Kingdom lliW 
G2 > NiP
2015-11-05 17:56
#202
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
nope
2015-11-06 06:20
Yes!
2015-11-06 13:07
rip allu
2015-11-05 17:56
n1
2015-11-05 17:56
Rip NiP
2015-11-05 17:56
disband confirmed
2015-11-05 17:56
#25
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United States MichaelRoss 
rip vp
2015-11-05 17:56
#26
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Europe GytiZ 
expected.
2015-11-05 17:56
#27
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Libya Ayudaaa 
ROSTER CHANGE INCOMING
2015-11-05 17:56
LINEUPS ARE GOING TO BE CHANGED
2015-11-05 17:56
F
2015-11-05 17:57
you numbnuts, its also caus of the legal issues nip is undergoing right now. ps: ripnip indeed, n00bs.
2015-11-05 17:57
rip nip
2015-11-05 17:57
NiP-fnatic shuffle incoming??? Btw, Liquid > Cloud9
2015-11-05 17:57
liquid will attend cuz they gonna win the IBP Cup
2015-11-05 18:04
#167
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
plus LG is already invited if they don't
2015-11-05 19:15
rip in nip
2015-11-05 17:57
don't expect to see nip anymore this year, they will finish their current leagues then split :sss
2015-11-05 17:57
#38
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Sweden Donger89 
they need new organisation
2015-11-05 17:58
Intressting...
2015-11-05 17:58
"the players will remain in Scandinavia and concentrate on coming events" ayy lmao
2015-11-05 17:58
more like SCANDALnavia , am i righttt??!/?
2015-11-06 14:48
what the actual fukkkkkkk ?!?!?!?!
2015-11-05 17:58
nice
2015-11-05 17:58
when will be?
2015-11-05 17:58
fnatic and nip shuffle hype
2015-11-05 17:58
#46
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Portugal th3master 
g2 <3 let's go win!
2015-11-05 17:58
#48
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
Unexpected!!
2015-11-05 17:59
sad, g2 so bad
2015-11-05 17:59
better than nip
2015-11-05 18:03
Who cares NIP had no chance either way
2015-11-05 17:59
Another HLTV troll or just braindead evil japan. NiP had no chance just like at cluj-napoca huh?
2015-11-05 18:14
Lol they have no chance. They for destroyed by NaVi and had 1 good game vs TSM
2015-11-05 18:23
"<3 nitr0". Liquid got raped by NiP, only winning 5 gunrounds.
2015-11-05 19:47
nt toothpaste
2015-11-05 19:48
he's from Bangladesh, just saying
2015-11-05 18:24
Shut up evil Poland
2015-11-05 18:27
i get your joke kappa
2015-11-05 18:30
#51
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Norway apx- 
G2 best European mix team.
2015-11-05 17:59
Inb4 +Delpan
2015-11-05 17:59
#53
Estonia rYm 
due to friberg should be kicked... did not read
2015-11-05 17:59
#56
Finland Olpe 
dafuq? Why Nip, why?!
2015-11-05 18:00
#57
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Europe HLTVs Hero 
-iBP winner +Titan
2015-11-05 18:00
liquid/clg > titan
2015-11-05 18:01
#64
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Europe HLTVs Hero 
Since when?
2015-11-05 18:02
#87
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Europe HLTVs Hero 
ROFL, 16:14 8 months ago, with the old lineup. GG
2015-11-05 18:08
did u check the roster of titan?
2015-11-05 18:09
lol pls stop before i call the police
2015-11-05 18:03
disband?
2015-11-05 18:00
disband
2015-11-05 18:01
RL send a shit right into the fan :D
2015-11-05 18:01
uh-oh
2015-11-05 18:01
OMG ROSTER CHANGES INC?!!!!!!!?!? fucking kappa m8, 21763424th time this year roster changes are meant to happen and they never did
2015-11-05 18:02
#66
Denmark Jpay 
Nice the tsm slayers are gone
2015-11-05 18:02
Navi will win thank me later
2015-11-05 18:03
something something NiP going to disband or reform
2015-11-05 18:04
well the players didnt tweet anything about it so you know they are pissed off and not their decision
2015-11-05 18:04
This only proves what RL is saying about NiP, glad the contracts end in 1 month..
2015-11-05 18:04
gg NiP
2015-11-05 18:05
#80
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Poland zetq 
GL G2
2015-11-05 18:05
#81
France Js20 
I think TSM will win this event
2015-11-05 18:05
#82
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Hong Kong TurboJET 
2015-11-05 18:06
what if this has to with what RL said about NiP and nothing about the players.
2015-11-05 18:06
So are they bootcamping? Since allu is in Scandinavia and not in Finland?
2015-11-05 18:07
When you think about it Nip have been playing non stop back to back like many other teams, even longer still, I think an actual break would do them some good, mental exhaustion is a real thing.
2015-11-05 18:07
#86
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Russia white34 
ez
2015-11-05 18:07
PROBLEMS IN NIPPPPPPPPPPP
2015-11-05 18:08
expected
2015-11-05 18:08
Disband pls
2015-11-05 18:10
#94
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India rohansamal 
Sad
2015-11-05 18:10
#96
NiKo | 
Sweden caretiger 
I'm ready for the roster changes wooohooo, hope everyone gets out of this shit organization - hardcore NiP fan
2015-11-05 18:11
finals TSM vs nV or G2 vs nV if TSM vs G2 TSM wins it all if G2 vs nV this time G2 will win
2015-11-05 18:13
CHANGES INCOMING!
2015-11-05 18:13
awesome! now I'm definitely going there!
2015-11-05 18:19
#183
MUTiRiS | 
Portugal antCB 
fu!!!! :D
2015-11-05 20:36
it's like 1h away from my place :D
2015-11-05 21:10
#192
MUTiRiS | 
Portugal antCB 
ehrmahgherd :o
2015-11-05 22:16
rip c9
2015-11-05 18:20
sad but G2 is doing well, will be nice to see them in action again.
2015-11-05 18:20
"upcoming events" not like they are gonna qualify for FACE IT or ESL ESEA Pro League.
2015-11-05 18:21
they are focusing all attention on pantamera
2015-11-05 18:46
-Friberg +Tarik inc... and NiP will 88-0 after that roaster change.
2015-11-05 18:21
GG WP NIP.
2015-11-05 18:23
"The players will remain in Scandinavia and concentrate on coming events." nice joke, the only tournament nip have secured so far is fragbite máster NiP CEO is a joke
2015-11-05 18:23
the 'events' being roster changes kappa +1 that NiP CEO is a joke
2015-11-05 18:26
but if nip will change their roster, why G2 will replace them ? will be nip-fnatic shuffle or what
2015-11-05 18:29
I had hope that some NiP members will replace G2 members until maikel said they have no plan of kicking fox. Maybe the nip-fnatic shuffle is real considering both are not in this event. But you never know, G2 might be involved but changes will take place only after this event.
2015-11-05 18:32
hes tryin to make everybody believe nip is "good" xD fkn corrup faggot indeed :>
2015-11-05 18:28
yes, i hate this retard, nip will never be good again even with changes if he still in NiP org
2015-11-05 18:32
i trust none of them, they all may go to prison especially after that pita fag and his "charity", goddamn boycot/unsubscripe from all nip stuff, its a shame rly
2015-11-05 18:34
VP no chance now :/
2015-11-05 18:25
gl G2
2015-11-05 18:27
#130
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Sweden godname 
LOL NIP
2015-11-05 18:32
but how can this be ? NiP just said they have no internal problem and Richard Lewis is a liar ! This is surely accidental for sure !!!!!
2015-11-05 18:34
#150
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
exactly, they dont go because things are going very well, and team can take a break.
2015-11-05 18:51
The time of changes.
2015-11-05 18:35
glad to see esl sticking to their super effective world ranking system and inviting the "17th best team in the world"
2015-11-05 18:39
#137
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Spain raes 
I don't know these players who don't attend main events... Uff.. what a hard life... they have to play counter strike, eat, sleep and repeat 24/7...If they were workmen or whatever....
2015-11-05 18:41
freakazoid still thinks c9 is better than kinguin(G2) 8:42 of this video: youtube.com/watch?v=gqBeC5DctiY hope G2 crush them again so freak realizes how shit he is
2015-11-05 18:41
NIP onliners :D
2015-11-05 18:43
Anyone from the bay area going to this major?
2015-11-05 18:43
'expected' kappa
2015-11-05 18:44
RIP NIP IN PIC NIC
2015-11-05 18:48
2015-11-05 18:50
Swedish dreamteam incoming january 2016!
2015-11-05 18:52
#155
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
was GTR in c9 mansion yesterday
2015-11-05 18:54
rip nip [*] by 11 months winning only 1 tournament - asus rog hahahaha.
2015-11-05 18:55
#157
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Argentina YH!one 
Fuck this shit
2015-11-05 18:56
ROSTER CHANGE INC
2015-11-05 19:02
HEHEHEEEEYYY
2015-11-05 19:02
rip nip, and why is G2 able to attend this but not cevo?
2015-11-05 19:03
#163
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
gona be great event, pretty much 8 out of 10top10 teams
2015-11-05 19:04
Awesome stuff! GL G2 Esports, gl to all the teams.
2015-11-05 19:08
#165
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Croatia worstplaya 
no money to attempt
2015-11-05 19:09
ez for rain
2015-11-05 19:10
Ez g2
2015-11-05 19:17
NiP has no money to send them there lmao
2015-11-05 19:27
#195
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Estonia swag420weed 
100k prize, 50k travel cost. So NiP could attend, But NiP trying to avoid taxes, so it is hard to get any prize money out of US, IRS fucktards demand taxes
2015-11-06 00:48
LOL NIP falling apart GL G2 tho!
2015-11-05 19:35
expected Go G2<3
2015-11-05 19:52
Swedes are so lazy
2015-11-05 19:57
disband inc
2015-11-05 20:01
good news
2015-11-05 20:25
LOL NIP, VP goes to every tournament, even in Australia on the other side of the world and NIP doesn't want to come to Southern California? The home of the hottest white girls, best weed, and most celebs on the planet?
2015-11-05 20:59
best weed.. hottest white girls.. lmao..
2015-11-05 22:04
then they lose to efrag.....
2015-11-05 21:20
gogo G2 <3
2015-11-05 21:26
Good sign that Nip is about to disband/new roster.
2015-11-05 21:33
#190
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United States JOSH64 
G2 are happy that E-Frag aren't attending, kappa.
2015-11-05 21:34
The NiP organisation has begun the slow process of paying the outstanding debt, with players subsequently receiving some of their prize and sticker money, however the players are still owed about $16,000 each in prize money. This doesn’t include the team sticker sales from ESL One Cologne, which is also currently outstanding despite having been paid out by Valve. Individual “autographed” stickers are paid directly to the players by Valve at the same time as the organisational sticker money, and the players have received these payments, meaning the organisation is currently sitting on the money that Valve issued. The amount is likely between $20,000 and $30,000 per player. Former player Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson, who now works for Twitch TV as a partnership manager, is estimated to still be owed in the region of $45,000 from this time period LOL - not all issues are lineup changes.
2015-11-05 23:56
Fiffy left for money confirmed xD
2015-11-06 01:34
#199
GuardiaN | 
Sweden kvNr 
exacly the same thing that happened to heaton & co back in the SK days, correct me if i'm wrong.
2015-11-06 02:25
#198
GuardiaN | 
Sweden kvNr 
*wrong post
2015-11-06 02:25
hopefully g2 perform again, if they fail in dis tournament then they will be back to where they were
2015-11-06 05:44
Why is c9 going over Liquid. Their form is utter trash.
2015-11-06 06:22
#204
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Sweden Mikacage 
rip nip [*]
2015-11-06 07:20
TSM Ez ;D
2015-11-06 10:46
G2 will beat VP ass once again!
2015-11-06 11:01
stopped reading after i read Swedish giants..
2015-11-06 11:12
#212
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France StickyRice 
C9 sparring partner of every team in the event ?
2015-11-06 11:17
This is 100 % explainable! RL lied! NiP is fine! All is well! Per is a good guy! ...
2015-11-06 13:19
rip :C
2015-11-06 13:26
G2>NIP It´s mean better touranment
2015-11-06 15:03
rip indeed
2015-11-06 15:10
I BOUGHT TICKETS TO THAT TO FUCKING WATCH NIP! FUCK!
2015-11-07 02:29
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